Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 August 2021, 12:26   #1
RPD
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: TBA
Make: TBA
Length: no boat
Engine: TBA
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 3
Greetings everyone

Greetings from Dublin and delighted to find your forum and join up this morning.
I am planning to do some powerboating courses over the next few months to get myself ready to take the plunge into my first rib in the new year.

Could anyone help me with advice on buying in the Uk/Irl Vs. buying in France or other mainland EU countries that are relatively easily accessible from Irl?
My guess is the range on offer might be greater but are their savings to be had?
What could anyone recomend as trusted sales sites for used boats in Uk & EU.
Thanks in advance.
RPD
__________________
RPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 August 2021, 18:33   #2
Member
 
Iankristy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Scotland
Boat name: Clyde adventurer
Make: Humber
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Merc 150 4str
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 471
Admittedly itís a bit of a weird time for selling boats and prices have gone crazy. That aside I would imagine the supply and stock of ribs in the uk far exceed most of our Eu neighbours. Also a bigger demand here so an open mind and comparisons in costing boat/ cost of collection required.
__________________
Iankristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 August 2021, 20:56   #3
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Dublin
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 295
Hi RPD,

The market in Ireland is v small and finding a rib in good condition can be difficult, so take your time.

Two things to be aware of, not the only two things mind you.

Firstly, any boat bought from mainland UK is subject to significant taxation on its way into ROI, www.afloat.ie have some guidance. Boats from NI may or may not be subject to taxation, best to Google it.

Secondly, transport costs from mainland Europe can be surprisingly high.

Happy searching and remember “buyer beware” (i.e. a survey might save you a world of hurt)
__________________
Iron Dials is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 September 2021, 17:39   #4
RPD
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: TBA
Make: TBA
Length: no boat
Engine: TBA
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 3
Your information is appreciated. Thank You Iankristy.
__________________
RPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 September 2021, 17:49   #5
RPD
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: TBA
Make: TBA
Length: no boat
Engine: TBA
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 3
Thank you Iron Dials.
I was surprised to learn that the VAT and Duty were applicable on second-hand boats from the UK. Every day is a school day so grateful for the forum already.
This will leave the options for Ireland limited to a very small range of boats...
__________________
RPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.